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The work ending on 28th October can be compared to the amassing and arranging in a universal heap the accumulated rubbish of man's ignorance in illusion that enmeshes him in the false and prevents him from realizing his true identity. The result to be established on 24th December, will be as My applying the match to this rubbish heap. The stage of Humiliation to follow will be as the SMOKE that will first result in getting into your eyes and "blinding" you, creating confusion and trying to envelop you. Do not let it confound you or get you in a panic. The FIRE that will follow will clear away all the smoke of doubt and confusion, its Light will reveal the One Truth that Is, and all that is not will perish in its consuming flames. This is My Glorification.

 

Do not worry. Be happy in My Love and continue to hold fast to My daaman to the very end. Rest assured that all will be Divinely well. God does not abandon those who trust Him. Those who love Me and obey Me as I should be loved and obeyed, will one day be similarly loved and obeyed. Those who have today willingly chosen to become My slaves, will become true Masters tomorrow.

 

My everlasting love to you each.

—Meherazad, 9th December 1959

 

The Pearl and the Divers

"When I became a lover I thought I had gained the pearl of the Goal; Foolish I did not know that this pearl lies on the floor of an ocean which has innumerable waves to be encountered and great depths to be sounded."

 

―HAFIZ

 

"In the beginning," Baba said, "A lover is like a man who has gone down to the seashore and paddles in the shallow water and in his enjoyment thinks, 'I have reached the ocean!' But after a while he sees that this is nothing, the pearl he desires is in the depths of the ocean, and in order to obtain it he must learn to swim. To do this, he must enter the deeper water where he encounters the waves. Out of many such, one succeeds in swimming, the others get drowned in the waves.

 

"Out of many, who, at different times, master the waves, one starts diving; the others remain enjoying their mastery. Out of many who, at different times, start diving, one reaches the floor of the ocean and grasps the pearl in his hand; the others become suffocated in their attempts. Out

 

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